Enyioha Opara, Minna
Two suspected motorcycle robbers have been mobbed along Mandela junction, Tudun Wada in the Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State.
It was learnt that the suspects, Adamu Ahmed, 36, of Kuchigoro, Abuja and Kabiru Mohammed, 35, of Jabi Garage, Abuja, were beaten with iron rods and stones, after they were caught attempting to steal a motorcycle.
Northern City News gathered that the operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad rescued the suspects from the mob.
Ahmed and Mohammed were said to have been invited from Abuja for the theft by their gang leader, identified as Bello Mohammed, who escaped.
Ahmed told our correspondent that he was a fish seller before he joined the gang, adding that he had snatched several motorcycles in the past two years.
“I was selling fish before I joined the gang of motorcycle robbers in Abuja because the proceeds from my fish business could not sustain my family needs. I was introduced to this business by one Bello Mohammed who brought us to Minna to steal motorcycles,” he narrated.
The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying they were in police custody.
He said that a motorcycle was recovered from them, adding that they would be charged to court after investigation.
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